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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. a boner
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    The only rule I know of is..... to be called a modified, no matter what you start with, it has to be modified! Exposed gas tank, or not, pu box, or not, short wheelbase, or not, narrowed body, or not, ect. Hopefully the combination chosen works together and ends up having "the look"! Having said that, when all is said and done, the "modified" will be called a modified, or hot rod, or t-bucket, or dune buggy.....depending on what you actually built, or who is doing the talking.
     
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  2. Fabber McGee
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    By those criteria, every car on the HAMB would be a modified. Modifieds are/were a class of race cars in many forms of racing, lakes, circle, probably even early drags, but all were race cars and heavily modified for speed. Even though NASCAR now has a series for pickups, I personally don't consider them race cars. Just an opinion, but for me having a pick up bed removes the racing appearance and although pretty cool hot rods, they are not modifieds in my eyes..
     
  3. jim32
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    1. Hamb & Eggs

    I like "a boners' " statement. I am currently assembling a modified '26 T roadster. Perhaps the answer to what it is ,is how you use it.....Want to race?..... Run what you brung!
     
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  4. a boner
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    image.png I like how this H.A.M.B. car is modified.
     
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  5. Fabber McGee
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    I really like it too.
    Doesn't mean it belongs on a thread titled "Modifieds Only".
     
  6. Nor do the "Modifieds" you listed in your other post. The intent of this thread is clear by the photos of lakes modifieds that have been posted. Tidbit lakes modifieds have been around since the 30s, they are the original modifieds, btw most were built from tourings or roadsters, few were built from RPUs.
     
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  7. Fabber McGee
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    Wonderful cars no matter where they were built to race.
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  8. Marty Strode
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    In the last photo, it looks like it has rear steer, with the drag link connected to the rear axle. Love the tails on the frame.
     
  9. bct
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    Possibly disconnected for flat tow? I have seen another example but can't remember where?
     
  10. Marty Strode
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    That makes sense.
     
  11. DDDenny
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    from oregon

    But not as much fun as the picture you painted about the rear steer Marty!
     
  12. bct
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  13. exterminator
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    That was Freddy Rowes car. Last time I seen him, he said he was going to sell it. Never thought he would! Exterminator
     
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  14. Marty Strode
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    Don Kreuger, Portland, Oregon. Riley powered. 2012-10-06 201153 - Copy.jpg
     
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  15. Finished welding on the Modified chassis. Off for blasting and epoxy priming on Wednesday IMG_0368.JPG


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  16. stingbean
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    I scanned these out of my copy of "Nostalgia Street Rods" by Larry O'Toole. This book came out in 1998 and was published by Graffiti publications in Australia. I highly recommend this book. Lots of great cars from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and the U.K. There are plenty of copies on Amazon for pretty cheap: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-lis...p_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=&sr=
    Cover.jpg 56.jpg 57.jpg 58.jpg 59.jpg
     
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  17. a boner
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    ^^^^NICE!
    Should have front brakes though.
     
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  18. AmishMike
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    Gas tank in stock location over feet/lap or under his butt. Either way do not like. But love the modified
     
  19. Doodlrodz
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    Anyone breaking out a new modified this spring???
     
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  20. oj
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    How does that distributor work? Interesting setup.
     
  21. a boner
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    image.png More modified pictures please.
     
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  22. Limey Kid
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    Hi,
    Here's one I a building.
    Model A frame shortened and narrowed at the front. '35 front suspension, '42 rear axle and '40 bones. Model A rear spring. 235/261 straight 6. T5. '26 body. '32? chevy gas tank. 18' rear and 17' front wires. I have a build thread on it. bfhdmxhdfratq.PNG
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
  23. a boner
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    image.png Keep the pics coming.
     
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  24. Doodlrodz
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    alsx2.jpg One of my favorites, now there's a dedicated modified guy.
     
  25. This site is the "bee's knees". I live for modifieds. They're the most basic of the basic, straight forward, to the point, no nonsense. Keep the photos coming.
     
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  26. Doodlrodz
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    Saw this one on S.F. cl. about a month ago, it's got a box on it but I could fix that. sf mod.jpg
     
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  27. a boner
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  28. Is he 7’ tall. I sit deep in my 27 Modified and there’s plenty of leg room.




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  29. Doodlrodz
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    I would love to see a video of him getting in it.
     
  30. a boner
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    image.png One more!
     
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